How did the Grand Mesa get there?

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- You've probably been to the Grand Mesa a time or two -- but have you ever thought about how that beautiful plateau got there?

Colorado Mesa University professor of geology, Dr. Rex Cole, was at the central library Monday night explaining just that.

It has taken 30 million years for the Grand Mesa to be what we see now, and it was all made by erosion.

That means things like water and weather have slowly turned the Mesa into what you see now.

Cole says when it comes to studying geology, we're in the right place.

"Our local area, and surrounding areas, are basically a fantastic geologic laboratory," Cole said. "There's many many things to see, Grand Mesa is just one of them."

Cole says the Grand Mesa is still slowly eroding today, and in millions of years, it may not even be there.

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